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Monday, May 04, 2009

UPDATED: LeBron to be named MVP at 4PM

UPDATED: 2:34PM - is now announcing that the press conference will be held at 4PM EST and be broadcast live on Fox Sports Ohio and online at As to be expected, ESPNews will be showing the event as well.

According to ESPN and excellent Cavs-Beat Writer Brian Windhorst, Lebron James will be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player later today.

He had yet another amazing statistical season, averaging 28.4/7.6/7.2. Technically, these numbers are slightly down from last year's NBA scoring leader season of 30.0/7.9/7.2, but his team also won an additional 21 games. Combine that with his improvement on defense (so far as being the runner up for Defensive Player of the Year), and the voters were easily swayed to pick "The Chosen One" over scoring champ Dwayne Wade or last year's MVP Kobe Bryant.

Also, by averaging 7.2 rebounds for the second straight year, he became the first Forward to average 7 assists in back-to-back seasons since 90/91. He joins Bird and John Havlicek as the other forwards ever to accomplish that achievement.

In yet another show of hometown love and team unity, the Cavaliers will travel down I-77 from Independence to Akron to join LeBron during his acceptance of the award at his alma mater--Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School. The school was most recently publicized during James' 60 minutes shoot where he finger rolled in a shot from the opposing free throw line.

James continued his dominance in the post season averaging 32.0/11.3/7.5 in the first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistions. The Cavs were the only team to sweep their first-round opponent and are currently in the middle of going 8 days in between games before facing the Atlanta Hawks this Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs intend to honor his MVP season before the game. The game starts at 8PM EST, and will be broadcasted on TNT.

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